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23rd Jan '17 12:22:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the first book of the ''ColdfireTrilogy'', the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant stands for several minutes in the presence of a glass phial containing a liquid known as the Fire (essentially Holy Napalm) without showing any visible effects before withdrawing. One of Damian's companions takes this to mean that it couldn't hurt him. Damian countered that the light of the fire was hurting Gerald, and could kill him if he was exposed to it long enough - but that Gerald was the kind of person who would take the pain without showing it right up until the moment he dropped dead just to prove a point. And that why he's so dangerous.

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* In the first book of the ''ColdfireTrilogy'', ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy'', the undead sorcerer Gerald Tarrant stands for several minutes in the presence of a glass phial containing a liquid known as the Fire (essentially Holy Napalm) without showing any visible effects before withdrawing. One of Damian's companions takes this to mean that it couldn't hurt him. Damian countered that the light of the fire was hurting Gerald, and could kill him if he was exposed to it long enough - but that Gerald was the kind of person who would take the pain without showing it right up until the moment he dropped dead just to prove a point. And that why he's so dangerous.
10th Jan '17 7:54:01 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The Master explains how all vampires are filled with mysterious fear and dread when they see a cross. He then grabs the cross in his hand, saying ([[HolyBurnsEvil as his hand sizzles]]) "Fear is in the mind. Like pain. It can be controlled."



** VampireHunter Holtz gives Justine an ImpaledPalm for sassing him. After he pulls out the awl [[MyFistForgivesYou she punches him]] with her injured hand.



* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', The Master explains how all vampires are filled with mysterious fear and dread when they see a cross. He then grabs the cross in his hand, saying ([[HolyBurnsEvil as his hand sizzles]]) "Fear is in the mind. Like pain. It can be controlled."

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* On ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', The Master explains how all vampires are filled with mysterious fear and dread when they see a cross. He then grabs the cross in his hand, saying ([[HolyBurnsEvil as his hand sizzles]]) "Fear is in the mind. Like pain. It can be controlled."
26th Dec '16 4:06:31 PM rjd1922
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_Olympics The Pain Olympics.]] Nothing more will be said about this.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pain_Olympics The Pain Olympics.]] Olympics. Nothing more will be said about this.
4th Dec '16 9:47:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mountain climbing in the Himalayas. It's a {{Badass}} "sport" to be sure, but you got to wonder about who in their right mind would do this ''for fun''.

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* Mountain climbing in the Himalayas. It's a {{Badass}} badass "sport" to be sure, but you got to wonder about who in their right mind would do this ''for fun''.
22nd Nov '16 4:38:37 AM Morgenthaler
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See also, but don't confuse with, TestosteronePoisoning. Goes hand-in-hand with MajorInjuryUnderreaction and MenDontCry. Definitely related to MenAreTheExpendableGender. For {{Badass}} injuries that are ''not'' self-inflicted, see RealMenGetShot.

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See also, but don't confuse with, TestosteronePoisoning. Goes hand-in-hand with MajorInjuryUnderreaction and MenDontCry. Definitely related to MenAreTheExpendableGender. For {{Badass}} badass injuries that are ''not'' self-inflicted, see RealMenGetShot.
20th Oct '16 10:37:37 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Pet}}'', Holly is kidnapped by her StalkerWithACrush Seth and locked in a cage. To prove that he cannot control her, she slams her own face into the bars until her face is bloody, and mocks his attempts to stop her from doing so.
8th Sep '16 8:49:01 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'' there's a flashback to something that happened to Thomas Cromwell while he was in a company of soldiers in Italy. He and other soldiers caught a snake and were daring each other to hold it, risking getting bitten. Someone asks him when he's telling the story if he knew the snake was poisonous or not and he says that he didn't, and that was the point. He does admit it was a stupid thing to do, though.

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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'' there's a flashback to something that happened to Thomas Cromwell while he was in a company of soldiers in Italy. He and other soldiers caught a snake and were daring each other to hold it, risking getting bitten. He was the one who finally did--it bit him on three but he refused to let go until ten, which freaked the others out. Someone asks him when he's telling the story if he knew the snake was poisonous or not and he says that he didn't, and that was the point. He does admit it was a stupid thing to do, though.
25th Jul '16 7:45:56 AM Alcatur
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** As this Tropers friend said, most pleasant part of climbing in Himalaya is "this moment while returning, when you turn back towards he mountain and realise that you are no longer up there"
19th Jul '16 10:20:53 AM PomRania
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* ''Manga/KongouBanchou'': Iai Bancho [[EyeScream slashes his own eyes open]] so that he [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't get distracted]] by his opponents' [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey breasts]]. [[WhatAnIdiot (Wouldn't a blindfold have been better?]][[FanWank ... maybe he was worried he'd take it off?)]]

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* ''Manga/KongouBanchou'': ''Manga/KongohBancho'': Iai Bancho [[EyeScream slashes his own eyes open]] so that he [[NotDistractedByTheSexy doesn't get distracted]] by his opponents' [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey breasts]]. [[WhatAnIdiot (Wouldn't a blindfold have been better?]][[FanWank ... maybe he was worried he'd take it off?)]]
24th Jun '16 3:33:00 PM Lopiny
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** Parodied with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on.

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** Parodied with the Thraddash. Their Culture Three encountered a problem when coming into power as the previous culture already epitomized extreme strength and endurance. To impress them, Culture Three soldiers would stand on a tall hill where everyone could see them and cut off one of their own limbs, and then wave it at their enemies. Surprisingly, it worked and Culture Two armies ran away without a fight. At war parades Culture Three heroes would roll around on the ground because they had no legs to walk on. Later cultures regard them as a bit of an OldShame.
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